At the heart of any management fest lies the business events, and Xpressions 2017 offers a plethora of multi-faceted competitions to its various stakeholders. Keeping the 30 years of its legacy alive are the four prime, business simulations which XIMB hosts every year at Xpressions.
Keeping in mind the veritable business acumen required to do well in the corporate world, the business events are designed to test one’s managerial skills. Skill City, as the name suggests, encourages participants to look within and mine the soft skills required to become an excellent manager, while Kurukshetra, keeping true to its historic counterpart, is blood & suit-worthy battle in the field of business. One does not start their journey to any prestigious B-school in India the day they step on the harrowed grounds of the campus. It starts on the day the applicant aspires to step foot in a premier institute. In alignment to this ethos is Helios, a one-of-a-kind business simulation only for under-graduate participants from diverse backgrounds, honing and testing their management potential and business acumen.
Finally, Gladiator engages its participants through a series of challenging rounds covering an array of management skills.
The glory of these mind-boggling competitions is further enhanced by events like Case in Point – a national-level HR Case Study competition, organised by XIMAHR (the HRM association), and Parikrama – a national-level Online Scavenger Hunt, organised by XSYS (the systems association). Similarly, catering to the nuances of various verticals of the corporate world, Xpressions sees the likes of Maven (a national-level competition, organised by Constrat: the strategy association), Trade Wars (an online trading simulation, organised by XFin: the finance association), Mpower (organised by Maven, the marketing association of XIMB) and Urbaniac (a Business Model Competition, organised by HabituX: The Urban Management association).
The Model United Nations, and EnigmaX, an online treasure hunt organised exclusively for the alumni of XIMB, rounds up the business competitions organised in Xpressions.
Amongst all the case competitions, the students bring with them a multitude of talents in various cultural competitions organised on all the three days. Decibelz, the War of Bands brings with it rock music, and keeps the crowd enthralled. Goonj, the solo singing competition and Thirkan, the dance competition gets out the best in students. Aaghaz, the Nukkad Natak event which actually happens on the streets shows some real emotions, leaving the crowd moved. The Carnival De Vogue, which is the Fashion Show competition judges the team on their walk, creativity, elegance and overall performance.
These cultural and business events foster the soul of Xpressions, undoubtedly one of the biggest management & cultural fest of India; giving a platform to the leaders of tomorrow to showcase their ability to take on formidable challenges today.
This year Xpressions will be the host to a Live performance by Farhan Akhtar. Performing for the very first time in Bhubaneswar, not just XIMBians, but also the whole of Bhubaneswar awaits his performance. It will be a starry night, adding another feather to the cap of all the previous glorious Xpressions. Registration for the fest can be done on the website https://www.ximbxpressions.com/registrations.